Racial identity of parents who adopt transracially and its impact on culturalization of the transracial adoptee

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowman, Sharon L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Goldsmith, Jana en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:04Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1992 .G65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184442
dc.description.abstract Transracial adoption occurs when a child of one race is adopted by parents of another race. Transracial adoption increased in the 1960s as racial integration policies developed. In the 1970s, however, transracial adoption became a controversial issue. The National Association of Black Social Workers posed several problems with this practice such as institutional racism, cultural genocide, and providing inadequate coping skills to combat racism.This study examines the racial identity of White parents who adopt transracially or inracially. It provides a racial identity profile to determine if White parents who adopt a Black or Biracial child encourage the transracially adopted child to experience Black culture. Currently, adoption agencies utilize some selection process for parents who adopt transracially. This study will further examine the White parents' racial identity and the level of commitment they have to exposing the transracially adopted child to Black culture in an effort to instill a positive Black racial identity in the adopted child.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent v, 31 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interracial adoption. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans -- Race identity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnicity in children. en_US
dc.title Racial identity of parents who adopt transracially and its impact on culturalization of the transracial adoptee en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/864936 en_US

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